The Structures of Lutheran and Catholic Thought
By (author) Daphne Hampson
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Christian Contradictions by Daphne Hampson
Book DescriptionCatholic thought and Lutheran thought are differently structured, embodying divergent conceptions of self and God. Failing to grasp the Lutheran paradigm, Catholics have wrenched Luther into an inappropriate framework. Roman/Lutheran ecumenism, culminating in the 'Joint Declaration' of 1999, attempts to reconcile incompatible systems, based on different philosophical presuppositions. Drawing on a wealth of material, both Continental and Anglo-Saxon, the author thinks through these structural questions within a historical context. But how - within a religion of revelation - can God be conceptualised as both foundational to the self and yet also as an 'other' with whom the self inter-relates? Kierkegaard is shown in a complex model to hold together strengths which historically have been exemplified by the two traditions. This is an important work in systematic theology which considers questions quite fundamental to Western religion. It should be of interest to theologians of all backgrounds and also to church historians.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521450607
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Mar-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Daphne Hampson
Kierkegaard, Paperback (October 2014)
A clear introduction to the major works of Kierkegaard that highlights the Lutheran framework of Kierkegaard's thought, and combines exposition of the philosophical, theological, and historical context of his works with an engaging critical dialogue that brings Kierkegaard into debate with twenty-first-century thought.
Kierkegaard: Exposition & Critique, Hardback (May 2013)
A clear introduction to the major works of Kierkegaard that highlights the Lutheran framework of his thought, the book combines exposition of the texts within their philosophical, theological, and historical context with an engaging critical dialogue that brings Kierkegaard into debate with twenty-first century thought.
Christian Contradictions, Paperback (March 2004)
A thorough historical and theological exploration of the incompatibility of Lutheranism and Catholicism.
Theology and Feminism, Paperback (July 1990)» View all books by Daphne Hampson
Dr Hampson argues that the Christian Church cannot by definition come to terms with the equality of women, having developed in a world where women were subordinate. Feminism suggests ways to conceive God and reformulate theological ideas for a world in which Christianity is no longer tenable.
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Author Biography - Daphne Hampson
Daphne Hampson is Professor of Divinity at the University of St Andrews, Scotland.
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